Scene opens on Amy (Abigail Mac), a young waitress, as she waits by a bus stop at the end of a long shift. Still dressed in her work uniform, she rifles through her purse to find some change for the bus when her phone rings. It’s her agent on the other end of the line, calling to inform the struggling actress that she received an invitation to audition for a new mainstream project — a lead role in a pilot. Amy is ecstatic and surprised. It’s the first audition she’s ever had… The agent tells her that he received the invitation from the director himself, eager to meet Amy after seeing her demo reel. Eager to accept, she tells the agent to set up a time and she’ll be there. ‘Do you think you could make it to Los Verdes by 5pm?’ The agent asks. Amy looks down at herself. ‘As long as they don’t mind my work uniform,’ she jokes. The agent tells her he’ll set it up and send the address. Amy puts the phone back in her purse and sits quietly for a moment, before jumping up and down in excitement at the bus stop.
Outside the building, Amy paces by the door. It is already after 5pm and she doesn’t want to make a bad impression. A PA lets her in, paging the director on his walkie-talkie. Amy steps inside to view the set. It looks so professional … like a real living room! She nervously sits down on the couch when the director storms in. With a strong handshake, he introduces himself. ‘I’m Steven Rothschild, welcome to my set!’ Amy recognizes the name instantly. Rothschild is one of cable’s most successful showrunners. ‘You’re the guy behind Red, White, and Bad!’ she exclaims. ‘That’s one of the best shows on television right now!’